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The Queen of Soul
on 26 February 2014
This is a story of survival. It's a pity that most of her problems are self inflicted but you have to read this book to understand her situation. Bad choices in men seems to be her downfall and her mother Dorothy must share the blame. But whatever the lady's condition she gave her all when recording and performing live. Her music is her legacy to the world and her story needs to be told read.
I couldn't put it down and now have an almost complete collection of her recorded works and a better understanding of what it was like growing up fast in those troubled times of segregation. Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke and her soul sister Aretha come alive as they inter-weave through her life and although it is not a totally happy 'Suzy Creamcheese' (as she puts it) life it 's real and tough. One of the best autobigraphies I've read..